How was your weekend? Rick and I spent it alternating between watching awesome movies and being too sick to move. In addition to Beat Takeshi’s latest, Outrage Beyond (not as good as the first film, Outrage) and a Universal Monster double bill of Dracula (1931) and Frankenstein (1931) we finally got around to watching Cabin in the Woods. More comedy than horror, it’s still pretty gruesome in parts and full of Whedonverse cameos. If you are a Whedonite or just a fan of horror movies, it’s definitely a must-see.
Last week’s hits were definitely Rick’s Chicken Marsala, whose deliciousness was so great it couldn’t be overshadowed by the fact that he cursed the entire time he was cooking and dirtied every dish in the kitchen. Although he complained that it was a little advanced for him, I’d say that he’s cooking skills just leveled up!
I was also a big fan of the BBQ Hasselback Tofu, which was incredibly tasty considering how little effort actually went into making it. I cheated and used a bottled BBQ sauce, so I’m excited about continuing to experiment with different sauces since the one I chose was a little too sweet for my tastes. The Cheezy Orzo we made to go with it was so good even Rick, notoriously not a fan of nooch, liked it.
This week’s menu is mostly comfort food with a twist with a little flourish at the end. We’re still giving ourselves a break in the middle of the week, but we’re cooking together more on the weekends so it all evens out.
Monday: Tofu in Garlic Sauce with Rice and Roasted Broccoli
Tuesday: Baked Chicken Fajitas
Wednesday: Take-Out Night!
Thursday: Lentil Bolognese